Come to Markeim Arts Center on Sunday, April 24 from 4-7 PM for a very special reception. This event is FREE and open to the public. Lite fare and refreshments will be served. Guests are encouraged to BYOB. Click here for more details:
“Muse” at Markeim
The Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust (HOST), in cooperation with the Borough of Haddonfield, NJ, has created a public/private outdoor art initiative that will populate downtown locations in Haddonfield with rotational, contemporary outdoor sculpture. The goal is to “transform this walkable, attractive and historically significant borough into a significant center for juried outdoor sculpture in the great tradition of public art.”
The latest installation of the HOST initiative is the installation of Muse by Joe Mooney in the front of Markeim Arts Center at Lincoln Avenue and Walnut Street.
Artist Joe Mooney will be available at Markeim this Sunday at 4 PM to talk about the work and then formally unveil it to the community. Joe is a nationally-known sculptor based in Philadelphia. His welded steel and stainless steel sculptures utilize formal visual and compositional elements. He reveals the dynamic nature of space while exploring the juxtaposition of organic shapes and architectural structures.
After meeting with Joe Mooney, come inside Markeim to meet glass artist Ted Clark. (See below)
Helping a Neighbor and Fellow Artist
Haddonfield native Ted Clark is a nationally recognized sculptural and functional glass artist, and the founder of the Oahu-based, nonprofit Glass Arts Association of Hawaii. In the past 20 years, he has perfected techniques in hot and cold glass with which he expresses the unique colors and forms of the marine life in the waters of his Pacific home.
This week, Ted is back in Haddonfield helping his parents move out of his childhood home, where he’d stored a significant inventory of his work for years. Before departing for New Jersey, Ted was evicted from the workshop he’d built over five years. He has been left with thousands of dollars in original artwork and nowhere to house it, plus the challenges of transitioning his livelihood to a new center of operations upon his return to Oahu.
Ted needs help in short order, and the community in which his artistic career was developed is in a unique position to offer it. In response, Markeim Arts Center will be hosting Ted and his glass art at a special reception and sale on Sunday, April 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. Many of the pieces featured in the exhibition are one-offs from the span of Ted’s career, and will never be available again.
Ted must find homes for as much of his work as possible before returning to Hawaii, and will be selling vases, vessels, and sculptures at dramatically discounted prices. In a gallery setting, Ted’s glass typically sells for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. On Sunday, you can own some of these singular works of art for a fraction of their retail prices, all while supporting a master craftsman with roots in your hometown.
For collectors of fine glass art, this is a unique experience to chat one-on-one with an innovative professional who’s learned from the masters of the Murano glass tradition. His work is housed in private collections all over the world, including international embassies. For Haddonfield residents, it’s a chance to reconnect with one of their own—Ted is a product of the arts in Philadelphia and South Jersey, having studied with local people like Jim Repenning, at University of the Arts, and at Fleischer Art Academy. For those who support the broader mission of Markeim to link artists with the community that surrounds them, it’s a moment in which your help is truly needed.